Everything You Need to Know

Important Camp Information

2023 Info Sheet

Important Dates for Summer 2023

  • Jan 4-Feb 1 -Session/Weeks may be dropped or changed, subject to availability.
  • Feb 1- Financial Aid applications due online.
  • After Feb 1-deposits are not refundable.
  • May 1 - Full payment is due or a payment plan must be in place and no refunds will be issued. You cannot drop weeks after this date. All forms and lunch orders are due.
  • June 26 - First day of camp
  • Arts Festivals: July 19-21 and August 16-17
  • Upper Camp Performances: July 20 and August 17, 6 pm

Camp and Lunch Forms Due May 1

2023 Menus Coming Soon

To Bring to Camp

  • Water bottle (labeled)
  • Masks (just in case)
  • Bathing suit, towel, swim cap (first days only)
  • Lunch (dairy/parve, fish or vegetarian) or pre-order lunch through our kosher caterer
  • Sunscreen & bug spray
  • Snacks
  • Hat


Please label all clothing, water bottles, bathing suits and towels with the first and last name of your camper. This helps us return any lost articles back to you. 

Please check the weather forecast to make sure your child is prepared with the proper clothing each day. Secure footgear (like sneakers) is recommended, as sandals or flip-flops are not suitable for the camp day.

Lost and Found

Please label ALL items

  • Please do NOT send any item of value (either sentimental or monetary).
  • All electronics, including handheld items and cell phones, are not permitted at camp.


  • All campers receive ice pops in the afternoon.
  • All food supplied by the camp is Kosher and nut-free.
  • Campers are welcome to bring a peanut-free snack from home if they wish.

Safety at Camp

Camp is staffed by a registered nurse (RN) and a physician on call. In case of an emergency, the local hospital is less than five miles away from JCC Greater Boston.

Camp Kaleidoscope is in compliance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health policies and is inspected and licensed by the City of Newton Department of Public Health. As part of that relationship, we have been asked to share commonly asked questions about Meningococcal Disease.

Parents can request copies of background checks, health care, and discipline policies, as well as procedures for filing grievances.

Sun Safety

  • Children are outdoors for many activities during the camp day and should arrive with sunscreen already applied.
  • Staff will make time for children to reapply sunscreen throughout the camp day.
  • Hydration is very important. Please send a labeled water bottle every day. Staff will encourage children to refill bottles as needed.

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